Friday, July 28, 2017

Tom's 12.5" F3.92 is Completed....

Tom's short focus telescope is a dream to use. Easy to manage, easy
to setup and move around The struts are only 42" long in total

Note the eyepiece tray in the front of the rocker box.

The altitude bearings are 21" in diameter. When changing eyepieces the
telescope stays in position. Note the dew shield.

The 6-point flotation mirror cell design and optimized
with Plop. The struts are all black powder coated.

A 3-vane curved-vane spider and Moonlite 2-speed focuser..

There are two clamps for Tom's Telrad. Note the sliding 1.25#
counterweight just in case it's needed for different eyepieces.
An "afocal" shot of the moon with Tom's telescope
using a 17mm Nagler and Nikon point 'n shoot camera.

Not too bad!!!!

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